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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust.   Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions. 

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News & Updates

October 1, 2015 Judge in Wyoming blocks fracking rule

Source: The Hill

A federal judge has issued an injunction against new Department of Interior regulations for hydraulic fracturing on federal land.

October 1, 2015 Will China's new food safety rules work?

Source: BBC

The harvest has come early to a small organic farm just outside Beijing. Workers can only manage a brief smile and a glance upwards as they place vegetables into boxes bound for market.

October 1, 2015 Climate pledges falling dangerously short, say experts

Source: CSM

The emissions targets proposed by China, the United States and other governments ahead of December's climate talks in Paris would put the world on a path toward 3.5 degrees Celsius of warming, well over what scientists say is the...

Research & Insights

September 22, 2015 Lack of planning for climate change puts Australia behind its allies, report finds

Source: The Guardian

Australia is behind its allies in preparing for climate change, exposing defence personnel – and the country more broadly – to considerable strategic risk and uncertainty, a new report written by the former defence force chief,...

September 22, 2015 The 800 ways taxpayer money supports fossil fuel industries

MSN - â??If other developing countries were included, then the total would be much higher,â?? said Angus McCrone, senior analyst at Bloomberg î??New Energy Financeî?? in London. â??The reassuring...

September 16, 2015 US and Australian taxpayers pay billions a year to fund coal – report

Source: The Guardian

Coal subsidies are costing US and Australian taxpayers billions of dollars a year, according to a new report. The research examined the subsidies given to coal production in the US’s largest coal field, the Powder River Basin,...

Commentary & Opinion

September 29, 2015 Global Water Crisis Is Wrong, Tragic and Unnecessary

Source: Huff Post

If you don't know about the water crisis, you should. About 2.5 billion people are affected. They lack clean water and a toilet. Each day, kids miss school, moms walk miles and families get sick from unsafe water. And too many...

September 29, 2015 The East and West Must Join Together to Fight Climate Change

Source: World Post

BEIJING -- With the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, the international community has now adopted an even more expansive set of Sustainable Development Goals for the future. The SDGs aim not only to end...

September 28, 2015 Congress Should Give the Government More Money for Wildfires

Source: NY Times

Wildfires that have burned more than eight million acres and are still raging in the West are draining the budgets of federal agencies and forcing them to divert money from essential environmental and land conservation programs...


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